Agenda Template

Audit, Governance and Standards Committee MEETING


Date:       Monday 15 January 2018

Time:      6.30 p.m.

Venue:    Town Hall, High Street, Maidstone



Councillors    Adkinson, Butler, Coulling (Parish Representative),

                  English (Vice-Chairman), Field, Fissenden, Mrs Gooch, Harvey, McLoughlin (Chairman) and Perry




Page No.



1.        Apologies for Absence




2.        Notification of Substitute Members




3.        Urgent Items




4.        Notification of Visiting Members




5.        Disclosures by Members and Officers




6.        Disclosures of Lobbying




7.        To consider whether any items should be taken in private because of the possible disclosure of exempt information




8.        Minutes of the meeting held on 20 November 2017 - to follow




9.        Presentation of Petitions (if any)




10.    Question and answer session for members of the public (if any)




11.    Committee Work Programme




12.    Housing Benefit Grant Claim

2 - 9



13.    Annual Governance Statement Update

10 - 17



14.    Counter Fraud & Corruption Policy

18 - 32



15.    Treasury Management Strategy 2018/19

33 - 62



16.    Budget Strategy - Risk Assessment Update

63 - 76



Public Speaking

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Alternative Formats

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